The Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network

The Circle (of Women) is a charity registered in the UK in 2015. Founded by singer, songwriter and activist Annie Lennox, The Circle inspires and connecThe Circlets women from diverse backgrounds and professional fields – such as law, music, fashion, media – to bring about equality for women and girls in a fairer world by using their skills, experience and connections.

The Circle runs the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network, an online community for female Arab journalists World, inspired by and in tribute to Marie Colvin’s life and career in journalism. The network is creating a space for discussion, practical advice and mentoring. The network is for members only and is open to women living or working in the Arab world with journalism as their primary profession. Priority is given to journalists working in difficult environments and conflict zones. With funding from the Asfari Foundation in 2017, 30 female journalists from the Arab world will become members of this community of women and experts. Through mentoring from experts, advice, resources and training opportunities they will be supported to become more confident in their role as journalists, and report on the issues that matter most to citizens, despite the many challenges this can bring.